Former NFL offensive lineman Jon Runyan was victorious in a New Jersey House race. The 14-year league veteran ran as a Republican and rode to victory on a wave of voter frustration.
Voters frustrated? That never happens.
Meanwhile, former NBA player Chris Dudley is locked in a virtual dead heat in the Oregon gubernatorial race.
After the jump, some non-political links to go with your morning coffee.
Kye Allums will becoming the first openly transgendered person to play Division I college basketball when the George Washington women's team takes the court for its Nov. 13 opener. Allums, who used to go by the name of Kay-Kay, is identified on the school's athletic website as a "male member of George Washington's women's basketball team."
The 2008 Minnesota Miss Basketball winner said pretty much everyone associated with the program has been supportive of the decision.
Maintenance in Midtown
Start spreading the news, it's non-toxic today.
The world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, was unable to host last night's NBA game between the Knicks and Orlando Magic after crews discovered a bunch of dusty "asbestos-related" debris falling from the ceiling.
Now word comes that no asbestos was found. Bedbugs either.
The hubbub came just days after Magic reserve Marcin Gortat called New York City "smelly" and "dirty."
Well played, sir. Well played indeed.
Never one to shy away from controversy or an in-use camera, Terrell Owens said last night on reality show -- oh, you mean you watched election coverage instead? -- that he understands why the Washington Redskins would have concerns about Donovan McNabb's conditioning.
The secret word was Raw
And finally ...
Three-time surfing champion Andy Irons' death is being investigated as a possible methadone overdose.
The 32-year-old died in a Texas hotel room yesterday during a layover on a trip to his Hawaii home after a tournament in the Caribbean.